Scottsdale doctor added to American Lung Association cabinet

The American Lung Association in Arizona Women’s Cabinet has added four new members, including Dr. Karen Swanson from Scottsdale.

They join the volunteer women’s cabinet that provides executive leadership for LUNG FORCE. LUNG FORCE is the American Lung Association’s national health education movement with a singular mission to unite women to stand together against lung cancer and for lung health.

 “We are thrilled to welcome this strong slate of members to the inaugural Women’s Cabinet,” Julie Reid, American Lung Association in Arizona Executive Director stated in a press release. “Their diverse talents will help the American Lung Association in Arizona continue to grow as a leader in the lung health and lung research community.”

The new Women’s Cabinet members are:

Karen Swanson, D.O.

Dr. Swanson is a Board Certified Pulmonologist in Scottsdale. She has also been actively involved in medical education and was the program director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minn., until transferring to Arizona in 2013, according to the release.

She is currently the chair of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Swanson graduated with her D.O. from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences.

She later completed her Internal Medicine Internship and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, stated the release.

Jane A. White, PT, MPT, DHSc

Jane A. White, PT, MPT, DHSc, is a physical therapist who currently serves as the Senior Director of Integrative Services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Goodyear, according to the release.  Throughout her physical therapy career, Dr. White has held positions in a variety of rehab settings but found her true calling as an advocate for holistic, patient-centered care, stated the release.

Dr. White graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Felician College in Lodi, N.J. and later earned a Master of Physical Therapy degree from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.  In 2013, she received a Doctor of Health Sciences degree from A.T. Still University, in Mesa.

Amber Porter, BSN

Amber Porter is a family nurse practitioner at Banner University Medical Center who specializes in Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis with an emphasis on preventing hospitalization through early intervention and education, Pulmonary hypertension management, Alpha 1 Antitrypsin and Pulmonary Fibrosis, stated the release.

She has also been involved in clinical research for over 16 years in many capacities, most recently being a sub investigator on many Advanced Lung Disease trials. She received her BSN and Masters of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, according to the release.

Carla Rotering, M.D., M.A.

Carla J. Rotering, MD, is a physician with an extensive medical practice and education who is serving as Vice President of Physician Services with the Leebov Golde Group.

She practices Pulmonary Medicine and is Medical Director of Respiratory and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at both Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and White Mountains Regional Medical Center in Arizona, according to the release. She is the former chief of staff and currently serves as Chair of the Physician Health and Wellness Committee at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

Dr. Rotering earned her medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, and completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Pulmonary Fellowship in Phoenix, according to the release.  She also holds a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica with an emphasis on consciousness, health and healing, stated the release.

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